Tomales Fire Station Project

Raul M. Rojas, Director, Public Works

Fire Station Project Overview

The Tomales Fires Station serves the largest area of any other station in the Marin County Fire Department. After nearly 50 years of providing fire response and emergency services to West Marin, the Tomales Fire Station will be rebuilt from the ground up. The new facility will bring the fire station up to today’s standard for an essential services building, including maximum seismic strength.

Constructed in 1971, the Tomales First Station was originally designed to provide living quarters for a single-person, single-engine company. Today, three fire engines operate out of the two-bay facility, and water search and rescue operations for all of West Marin are deployed from the station. Additionally, during fire season, a six-person crew provides wildland fire protection to the greater area under contract with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as CAL Fire. The new facility will allow these services to continue to grow, resulting in a prime example of a modern fire facility integrated into the unique environment of West Marin.

Project Status

The project is currently underway. Removal of the old structure will take place during November 2018 and construction of the new facility is anticipated to start in before the end of 2018. The Marin County Department of Public Works anticipates that the construction project will take approximately one year to complete.

During the estimated year-long project, the fire safety services will remain fully functional and operate out of a nearby, temporary facility located at 26701 State Route 1 in Tomales.

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Project Documents